Thanks all, to answer you individually:
You plan on doing a lot of whammy dives with that locking nut?
Nope, I'm not really a whammy bar guy; and I think it's locked with a tremelo-no or something ...
Strummerboy Bill wrote:
Nice, Richard. You chose a pretty color. I wish you much fun playing your Strat!
Thanks - I like blue; it goes with my PRS (also the sme year):
Tenement Funster wrote:
Nice rig, NEO ... I love that it's got a Floyd Rose, and not the usual stock Fender tremolo ... much more stable. How's it sound?
It's actually a Kahler tremelo system, for a rare period between 1988 and 1989 they were fitted as stock in a few guitars which were made in America, but assembled in Japan, or something like that - stories vary on the web, there is a similar (sold item) on Reverb here. To quote from that advert:
Made in Japan (MIJ) Standard Stratocaster -
During their transition into a new facility beginning in 1984, Fender went through a period of relatively low domestic output when they were subsequently forced to rely more heavily on Japanese imports to meet demand. As evidenced by the rise in popularity of Japanese brands during the 70’s and 80’s, the FujiGen Gakki-made Fenders were exceptionally well-made. At least one account states that when the first shipments of these guitars arrived at Fender, some builders actually cried when confronted with a Japanese standard of quality that had yet to be achieved in American production. Regardless of the veracity of such a story, the quality of this guitar’s construction and performance is self-evident, as it could certainly hold its own against any Strat made today.
While the addition of the Kahler Spyder undoubtedly adds a bit of weight (and complexity!) to this guitar, it is still a manageable 8.2 lbs and physically well-balanced. Though the guitar is used, (snip...)
Obviously the Kahler floating tremolo system is one of this guitar’s more distinctive features. Though perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea, the Kahler tremolo makes this Strat a great value for anyone in need of a dive-bombing shredder guitar (or simply a more stable instrument). While not pictured, please note that the appropriate tremolo arm is included! On a final note, all proceeds of this sale will go towards the purchase of student model guitars for charity. Thanks for looking!
1 11/16 Nut Width
Maple Neck with Maple Fingerboard
Black Fingerboard Markers
3-ply White Pickguard
Aged White Control Knobs and Switch Tip
3 Single Coil Pickups w/5-Way Switch
Kahler Spyder Floating Tremolo w/Lockin Nut
Chrome Gotoh 6-in-a-line Tuning Machines
I want to give it a good clean and a setup before I plug it in!!
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